Between 2000 and 2013, there were an average of four fatalities per year in Quebec associated with the maintenance or servicing of mobile equipment. Over that period, 56 people died and 13 were seriously injured. When these accidents occurred, the work was in most cases being done in an improvised fashion. Most of these situations could have been avoided if a proper energy control procedure had been followed. Unfortunately, mobile equipment is only rarely covered in organizations’ energy control programs (lockout and other methods).
The IRSST has published a guide to support the people who work for municipalities and other organizations that use, supply or procure mobile equipment: managers, employer and employee representatives, accident prevention officers, OHS committee
members, workers, etc.
More specifically, the guide seeks to raise awareness of the requirement to include mobile equipment in energy control programs (lockout and other methods) and facilitate the development of energy control procedures tailored to mobile equipment.
This guide is available in english and in french.